Evidence on employment practice for the Teachers’ Longer Working Review

This project aimed to provide information to the teachers' Working Longer Review - a tripartite review between the Department for Education, teaching unions and their employers - so that it had the necessary contextual evidence to support its decision making.

A Rapid Evidence Assessment drew together, summarised and synthesised the existing evidence base on employment practice as marshalling good practice in managing and developing older school staff will be at the heart of achieving longer working lives.

The project assessed evidence from across a wide time frame, exploring:

  • career pathways and exit points;
  • good employment practice;
  • the employment experience of older teachers;
  • flexible working; and
  • Teachers' Pension Scheme flexibilities.